Waira Nina

Waira Nina is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and cultural policy advisor for the Inga Nation.  As a founder of the Yachaikury Educative Institution and an inheritor of the ambiwaska traditional ceremonies passed on to her by her grandparents, Nina possesses a wealth of knowledge that has assisted in the official recognition of Inga territories and the creation of a Pan-Amazonian radio network in the Inga language.  In correlation with her ongoing study of ancestral traditions, Nina has written a book, Life is but a Vision, to be published in English and Spanish this year and she has composed sound art for the Amazon Intercultural Radios Network and for a disk entitled, laboratorio inquitos, in collaboration with other artists from Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.

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